At MBARI I work side by side with Engineers, Scientist and Operations personnel. They all have the need to utilize functional equipment designed and built here, on campus, to better understand the ocean they study. Mike has a broad background in various types of manufacturing, mostly coming from employment in the Silicon Valley starting in 1978. Having unique opportunities working in R&D environments and mass production, coupled with an education in design, I feel I’ve been able to advance efforts in Science and Engineering here at MBARI. What Mike most enjoys about his work is being able to create hardware suited for the needs of science, engineering or operations. His goal is to make others successful!